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Nodes Point Battery
Nodes Point, Isle of Wight, England
Footpath along the shore to Nodes Point - geograph.org.uk - 758607.jpg
Footpath along the shore to Nodes Point
Coordinates 50°42′16″N 1°06′08″W / 50.70437°N 1.10212°W / 50.70437; -1.10212Coordinates: 50°42′16″N 1°06′08″W / 50.70437°N 1.10212°W / 50.70437; -1.10212
Site information
Open to
the public
Yes
Site history
Built 20 April 1904
In use Nodes Point Holiday Park
Materials Concrete

Nodes Point Battery (map reference ) is a battery located at Nodes Point on the Isle of Wight. It is one of the many Palmerston Forts built on the island to protect it in response to a perceived French invasion. Construction of the battery began on 16 August 1901 and was completed by 20 April 1904.

The battery was armed with two 9.2-inch Breech Loading guns and two 6-inch Mark VII Breech loading guns. By 1932 only the two 6-inch guns remained.

From 1949 the battery was used for Territorial Army Coast Artillery training. On the abolition of coast artillery in 1956 the fort was disarmed and the site sold. The remains of the site are now used as a holiday park.

Publications

  • Moore, David, 2010. The East Wight Defences, Solent Papers Number 10, David Moore, Gosport. ISBN: 0954845331
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